Inside the Padma Awards Ceremony With Priyanka, Rajinikanth

April 12, 2016 15:42
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    Actress Priyanka Chopra was the picture of sophistication as she received the Padma Shri from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on April 12.

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    Priyanka, walking past an audience that had Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Hamid Ansari in the front row, was a ray of sunshine in a yellow sari and a pearl necklace.

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    Priyanka's team posted an image of the actress after she was awarded. On Twitter, Priyanka, who has been shooting abroad, wrote: 'Such a proud moment. To be back in my country. My capital. Rashtrapati Bhavan. Receiving the Padma Shri.'

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    Legendary Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, at his ethnic best in a Nehru Jacket, collected the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award.

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    Rajinikanth was accompanied by wife Latha - daughter Soundarya tweeted a photo of her parents at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    This image was posted on Twitter by @soundaryaarajni

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    Tennis ace Sania Mirza, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan, tweeted that she was ‘humbled, honoured and truly thankful.'

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    Priyanka and Sania posed for a photograph together.

    This image was posted on Twitter by @TeamPriyanka

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    Rajinikanth, Priyanka and Sania in one blockbuster photo.

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    The more the merrier: They were later joined by singer Udit Narayan who was awarded the Padma Shri.

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    Baahubali director SS Rajamouli received the Padma Shri.

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    Singer Udit Narayan received the Padma Bhushan from President Mukherjee.

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    Mr Narayan touched President Mukherjee's feet while collecting his award.

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